6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Dearborn
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Grand Rapids
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Saint Joseph
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Springfield

1
night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Detroit Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dearborn trip planning app .

Springfield to Dearborn is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Springfield in April, expect Dearborn to be a bit cooler, temps between 57°F and 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Detroit, Detroit Zoo
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Zoo ©
Detroit Zoo
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

3
nights
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Holland State Park Beach and Grand Rapids Children's Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Rapids: Nelis' Dutch Village (in Holland), Air Zoo (in Portage) and Kalamazoo Valley Museum (in Kalamazoo). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and see the sky in a new way at Grand Rapids Public Museum.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Rapids road trip planner.

You can drive from Dearborn to Grand Rapids in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Grand Rapids are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Holland, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Air Zoo
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Nelis' Dutch Village ©
Nelis' Dutch Village

1
night
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach County Park, get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel, then have fun and explore at Curious Kids' Museum, and finally stroll around Whirlpool Compass Fountain.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Joseph trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Saint Joseph takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel
Whirlpool Compass Fountain ©
Whirlpool Compass Fountain

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